Run commands on the Windows system remotely using Winexe:
Winexe is a GNU/Linux-based application that allows users to execute commands remotely on WindowsNT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/7/8 systems. Moreover, it installs a service on the remote system, executes the command, and uninstalls the service. Windows Winexe allows the execution of most of the Windows shell commands. This can be easily done by using a Patch Management System.
How to install:
You can download the source package from here [Current version is winexe-1.00.tar.gz]
- tar -xvf winexe-1.00.tar.gz
- cd winexe-1.00/source4/
- make basics bin/winexe
- make “CPP=gcc -E -freestanding” basics bin/winexe (For X64 bit)
this will create a [ winexe ] binary file in the bin folder. You can use that binary to execute the Windows commands from Linux.
or else some compiled version of the binary is available for download. You can download and use it from here.
How to use it:
- ./winexe -U [Domain/]User%Password //host command
- ./winexe -U HOME/Administrator%Pass123 //192.168.0.1 “netstat -a”
- ./winexe -U HOME/Administrator%Pass123 //192.168.0.1 “ipconfig -all”
- /winexe -U HOME/Administrator%Pass123 //192.168.0.1 “ping localhost”
To launch a Windows shell from inside your Linux box. Using this below command,
/winexe -U HOME/Administrator%Pass123 //192.168.0.1 “cmd.exe”
Winexe Binarycd winexe-1.00/source4/
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